Stash – My Life in Hiding

Podcaster and first-time author Laura Cathcart Robbins discussed her memoir about her struggle with addiction. This interview took place at the 2023 Tucson Festival of Books.

March 4th, 2023

Daily Blast


April 4th, 2023

This Mom Turn Podcaster’s Page-Turning Memoir Reads Like a Hollywood Movie

Author and host of the popular podcast “The Only One in the Room,” Laura Cathcart Robbins joins the show. Laura talks about her new memoir, “Stash: My Life in Hiding,” which recalls her journey with secret addiction and motherhood in Hollywood. During the sit-down Laura get real about her past while recalling the transformative moment in her life. Laura’s powerful sit-down is featured in Tamron Hall’s latest from the “Let’s Get Lit” series. This is a conversation that you don’t want to miss.

March 21st, 2022


MSNBC’s Alicia Menendez sits down with author and podcast host Laura Cathcart Robbins to discuss Robbins’ new memoir “Stash: My Life in Hiding,” which details Robbins’ struggle with addiction, and her journey to recovery. Robbins explores why recovery was so challenging for her – as a Black woman, she says, there just wasn’t any sobriety literature out there that catered to her. That’s something she hopes to change with her book, she tells American Voices.


March 19th, 2023

Dr. Phil

Dr. Phil Discusses Critical Race Theory With Parents- Laura Highlights

January 7th, 2022

KTLA Morning News

Watch Laura on Los Angeles’ KTLA  morning news show discussing racism and interracial couples.

March 9, 2021

Fox Soul-The Book of Sean

Laura discusses ‘The Only One In The Room’ podcast with Dr. Sean McMillan on The Book of Sean.


August 4, 2020

EverTalk TV-She EO

with Anna David & Lauren Wallen

Laura discusses ‘The Only One In The Room’ podcast with the ladies at SHE EO.


August 4, 2020

Stingr News

Laura discusses ‘The Only One In The Room’ podcast and her experience of being ‘othered’, interviews during COVID-19 and racial injustice.

August 4, 2020


For Crying Out Loud

Lynette and Stefanie welcome Author and Podcaster Laura Cathcart Robbins onto the show for this week’s special guest episode. Check out Laura’s new book Stash: My Life In Hiding, available now on Amazon. And her podcast The Only One In The Room is available wherever you listen to podcasts.

March 21, 2023

All the Wiser

Laura Cathcart Robbins first started using Ambien to help her get some sleep. But as the pressures of her public life grew, so did her usage of the drug. She was swallowing lethal amounts of sleeping pills and washing them down with booze. At the heart of her addiction was a feeling that she wasn’t able to be honest about who she really was – beginning in childhood at the hands of an abusive step-father, through motherhood and a Hollywood marriage. In this episode, Laura shares how the choice to release her secrets allowed her to start living instead of just existing.

March 2023

Speak Up for Yourself Without Being a Dick


March 12, 2023

Moms Don’t Have Time To Read

Zibby is joined by debut author, speaker, and host of the popular podcast The Only One in the Room, Laura Cathcart Robbins, to discuss her propulsive and emotionally riveting new memoir Stash: My Life in Hiding, which details her drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, and journey to sobriety. Laura talks about her relationship with her ex-husband and how she ensured his privacy was respected in writing this book. She also shares the details of her childhood, touching on her stepfather’s abuse; her complex relationship with her powerhouse lawyer; the pressures she felt to embody Black excellence while hiding her demons; and the inspiration behind her incredible book cover.

March 7th, 2023

Dating Intelligence

Imposter Syndrome! feat. Laura Cathcart Robbins

March 14, 2023

Don’t Retire, Graduate

Coming Out Of Hiding: A Story Of Recovery And Resilience With Laura Cathcart Robbins

January 25th, 2023

Sober Diaries Podcast

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March 1st, 2023

Someday Coaching

Ep. 152: What You Don’t Know About Ambien and Alcohol Addiction

In this powerful episode, we dive into Laura Cathcart Robbins’ moving memoir, Stash, in which Laura shares her personal story of addiction to Ambien and alcohol and the lengths she went to in order to hide it from those around her, from stockpiling pills to meticulously scheduling withdrawals between PTA meetings, baby showers and tennis matches.

January 2023

The Premise

Laura Cathcart Robbins is back! Laura has been on The Premise before to talk about her own podcast, The Only One in the Room. You can check it out here. In this episode she’s here to talk about her memoir, Stash: My Life in Hiding.

Laura talks with Jeniffer and Chad about her writing process, and how she got published. She also talks about the events in the book and reads a passage. She’s got that part down, because she also read for the audio version of her own book!

Fun Fact: Laura an Advisory Board member for, and participant in, the San Diego Writers Festival.

March 16th, 2023

Thoughts From A Page

In this interview, Laura and I discuss Stash, why she decided to write this book, how tricky memory is, overcoming her addiction to Ambien, providing input on her book’s cover, her podcast The Only One in the Room, and much more.

March 9th, 2023

The Shameless Mom Podcast

Laura Robbins: STASH: The Intersection of Motherhood, Addiction, Race & Class

March 2023

Sober Powered

The Pressure of needing to Hold it All Together with Laura Cathcart Robbins

March 10th, 2023

Make Some Noise

Laura Cathcart Robbins returns to the podcast to share her story of addiction and recovery from prescription pills. Her forthcoming Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, STASH, comes out next month, and I am thrilled to have her back to talk about her journey.

March 1st, 2023

Your Sober Buddy Podcast

Laura Cathcart Robbins offers insight into the world of an affluent Black woman who seemed to have it all – a Hollywood exec husband, a home in Malibu, president of the PTA, and sons who adored her. But at the same time, she was numbing the pain of internalized racism and childhood traumas with increasing amounts of pills and alcohol.

February 2nd, 2023

Let’s Talk Memoir

Laura Cathcart Robbins joins Let’s Talk Memoir for a conversation about writing Stash, her new memoir that delves into addiction, privilege, and race, what self-care looked like for her while she tackled traumatic material, why she had to let go of controlling the narrative to better serve her story, and depicting the physical impact of addiction on the page.

March 7th, 2023

Writing, Reading, Race and Recovery

With Laura Cathcart Robbins 

On today’s podcast, I’m joined by Laura Cathcart Robbins who is the author of the forthcoming memoir, Stash. In this raw conversation, you’ll hear about how Laura’s relationship to creativity survived abuse and addiction and how she was eventually able to rebuild her writing life one experience at a time.


November 11, 2021